While festival-goers were enjoying the music of Paloma Faith and Noisettes at the Big Beastival in Oxfordshire, catering dealer Sprint was behind the scenes ensuring that Jamie Oliver’s on-site kitchens were running smoothly.
Big Beastival, which took place at the beginning of September, is the brainchild of Jamie Oliver and Alex James. It aims to combine music with artisan and quality high street food.
Sprint’s chef and business development manager Matt Goodman and two colleagues installed kitchens for Jamie’s Italian and Barbecoa at the festival.
“The project took me back to my days as an army chef working in field kitchens,” Goodman recalled.
“The kitchens were in a marquee, which was erected on a solid floor structure. There was a fire retardant panel between each kitchen, which was powered by LPG gas and a diesel generator providing electricity.”
Sprint’s installation at Big Beastival capped a successful summer for the dealer in which it also won service contracts with the Gondola Group, which operates Pizza Express, Zizzi, BYRON and ASK.
Sprint engineers will be looking after 350 sites in London and the Home Counties.